Wim Blom’s work is precise, of a timeless quality.  He adopts an intensely realistic approach to painting still lifes and images of uninhabited interiors, exploring the intrigue of spaces.  He received his Fine Arts degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the University of Perugia, Italy.

Blom taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Johannesburg School of Art.  After emigrating to Canada, he was a curator at the National Gallery of Canada.  After leaving the museum world, Blom gave his full attention to his painting.  He has exhibited internationally.  His work is represented in public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada and the South African National Gallery, in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S.A.  Wim Blom lived and worked on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Wim Blom’s CV

Wim Blom An empty room

An empty room  2005
Pencil and yellow wash on paper  13.3 x 27.9 cm (5.25″ x 11″)


Wim Blom Still Life On A Shelf

Still life on a shelf  2017
Oil on panel  66 x 76.2 cm (26″ x 30″)


Wim Blom Carapace

Carapace  2006
Egg tempera on paper  40 x 46cm (15.75″ x 18″)


Wim Blom Blue and Red Still life 18x26

Lamp and plate  2014
Oil on canvas  45.7 x 66 cm (18″ x 26″)


Wim Blom Shelf with bowl

Shelf with bowl  2015
Oil on canvas  66 x 66cm (26″ x 26″)


Wim Blom Shelf with a ribbon

Shelf with a ribbon  2016
Oil on canvas  45.7 x 66cm (18″ x 26″)


This artist’s work is represented at Ian Tan Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery & in